How to fight off infections: With the dual mode of action

How Engystol® works?

Engystol® is an effective medicine that has been shown to have a dual mode of action that boosts your immune system and together with its antiviral activity fights off flu-like infections and colds: 1,3,4,9

Studies have shown that Engystol® does the following in your body:

  • Increases the number and activity of scavenger cells, called phagocytes that remove the virus from your respiratory tract. 1

  • Reduces the inflammation caused by the infection. 1

  • Stimulates your immune system to produce antiviral compounds, known as interferons that weaken the virus. Interferons also play a significant role in regulating immune responses. 3,4

  • Provides antiviral activity against viruses such as the Rhinovirus type 14, the Adenovirus type 5, and the Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. 4,9

How is Engystol® different from other medications?

Most synthetic cold medications focus on treating symptoms as rapidly as possible, by suppressing key immune system components. However, these medications can prolong the recovery process. Engystol® tackles flu-like infections and colds at the root. 1,3,4,10,11

Natural at its core

Engystol® stimulates the body's initial defense mechanisms and in this way helps to overcome the cold at an early stage. This is ensured among other things by the natural ingredients Swallowwort and Sulfur. Swallowwort, also called Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, has an anti-inflammatory and supporting effect on the immune system. Sulfur acts against the inflammation of the mucous membranes, mainly found in the throat at the beginning of a cold. 1-4,12

Swallowwort, also called Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, has an anti-inflammatory and strengthening effect on the immune system.

Swallowwort, also called Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, has an anti-inflammatory and strengthening effect on the immune system.

Sulfur acts against the inflammation of the mucous membranes, mainly found in the throat at the beginning of a cold.

Sulfur acts against the inflammation of the mucous membranes, mainly found in the throat at the beginning of a cold.

With the whole family* in mind

Engystol® is effective, especially in counteracting flu-like infections and colds without the side effects of many synthetic cold medications. As a natural immune system booster, Engystol is suitable for children and elderly as well as at-risk groups such as asthmatic patients– it can be taken in combination with other medicines. 5-7,13

* for children above one year of age

With the whole family in mind

What are the active ingredients in Engystol®?

Engystol® is a combination of the following botanical and mineral ingredients:

active ingredients

Studies and positive effects of Engystol®

Engystol® has been scientifically shown to offer the following benefits:

Protective

Protective

Engystol® has been shown to increase the number and activity of scavenger cells, called phagocytes that clear the virus from the respiratory tract – and therefore reduce the inflammatory response. 1

Risk-free

Excellent tolerability

Studies of Engystol® have shown it to be effective and very well tolerated by people of all ages. Doctors have reported "excellent" to "good" tolerability of the medication for 97% of patients. In fact, over 88% of people suffering from a flu or cold have found that Engystol® improved their symptoms within the first week of treatment. 7

Effective

Effective

A study points to Engystol® reducing the length and severity of colds and flu as well as delaying the onset of new cases. 8

How to fight off infections: With a dual mode of action

How to fight off infections: With a dual mode of action

Engystol® provides your immune system with two types of support especially when taken early. First, Engystol stimulates your immune system when an infection starts. Then, Engystol continues fighting the flu-like infections or colds with antiviral properties. 1,3,4,9

Engystol® boosts your immune system when early symptoms occur

The following dosage is recommended for alleviating early symptoms of flu-like infections or colds and for boosting the body’s defenses:

  • Acute or initial dosage
  • Standard dosage

When you are experiencing an onset of cold or flu-like symptoms, you may take Engystol® more often to combat the virus:

  • Adults and children over 12: In case of acute complaints, dissolve 1 tablet in your mouth every 30 to 60 minutes, no more than 6 times a day.

  • Children 6-11: In case of acute complaints, take 2/3 of a tablet every 30 to 60 minutes, no more than 6 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 2/3 of the amount and discard the rest.

  • Children 1-5: In case of acute complaints, take 1/2 of a tablet every 30 to 60 minutes, no more than 6 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 1/2 of the amount and discard the rest.

To continue stimulating your immune system after initial symptoms of cold and flu-like infections have been reduced, the following dosage is recommended:

  • Adults and children over 12: Dissolve 1 tablet 3X daily in your mouth.

  • Children 6-11: In case of chronic forms, take 2/3 of a tablet 1 to 3 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 2/3 of the amount and discard the rest.

  • Children 1-5: In case of chronic forms, take 1/2 of a tablet 1 to 3 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 1/2 of the amount and discard the rest.

Frequently asked questions

When should I take Engystol®?

When you are experiencing an onset of cold or flu-like symptoms, you may take Engystol® more often to combat the virus:

  • Adults and children over 12: In case of acute complaints, dissolve 1 tablet in your mouth every 30 to 60 minutes, no more than 6 times a day.

  • Children 6-11: In case of acute complaints, take 2/3 of a tablet every 30 to 60 minutes, no more than 6 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 2/3 of the amount and discard the rest.

  • Children 1-5: In case of acute complaints, take 1/2 of a tablet every 30 to 60 minutes, no more than 6 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 1/2 of the amount and discard the rest.

To continue stimulating your immune system after initial symptoms of cold and flu-like infections have been reduced, the following dosage is recommended:

  • Adults and children over 12: Dissolve 1 tablet 3X daily in your mouth.

  • Children 6-11: In case of chronic forms, take 2/3 of a tablet 1 to 3 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 2/3 of the amount and discard the rest.

  • Children 1-5: In case of chronic forms, take 1/2 of a tablet 1 to 3 times a day. Dissolve 1 tablet in approx. 150 ml of water. Give your child 1/2 of the amount and discard the rest.

Is Engystol® safe?

Yes. Engystol® is a natural medicine without the side-effect profile of many synthetic cold medications. This makes Engystol® even suitable for children* and elderly as well as at-risk groups such as asthmatic patients. 5-7,13

Will Engystol® help me get over flu-like infections and colds more quickly?

Yes. In fact, over 88% of people suffering from a flu or cold found that Engystol® improved their symptoms within the first week of treatment. 7

Can I take Engystol® with other medications?

Yes. Engystol® can be taken with other medication. 5,7,13

In one study with people with colds and flu-like infections, 77,1% of them using Engystol in combination with other medications (inhalations, analgesics, vitamins and decongestants) reported significant relief in their symptoms within 3 days, compared to 61.7% of people only using synthetic cold medications. 5

* for children above one year of age

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